Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 29th Jun 2013 20:18 UTC
Games "In recent years, an odd consensus has arisen where many believe that games are easier than they used to be. In many cases it's true, and it isn't surprising, as extreme competition between titles has created the need for games to be immediately entertaining as soon as you press the start button. As a consequence, many older - and potentially newer - players consider these games of yesteryear much more difficult. The immense challenge Wii U owners have experienced with virtual console games is evidence of that. Are these newer adventures really easier? Or has the design philosophy for video games improved instead?" Interesting take. I will tell you this, though - take a game like Dragon Age (the only one that matters, so the first one). It's immediately accessible to newcomers at the easy and normal setting, but try stepping it up to nightmare mode, and you're suddenly back in old-fashioned hardcore territory where you'll need to apply every little bit there is to know about the game to be able to finish it (tip for DA fanatics: finish the game without a single character going down in combat, on nightmare. I did it. It's hell). My point is: sometimes, you have to up the difficulty or create your own challenges to find the rewarding difficulty of gaming yore.
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Are some of the titles even "games"
by matthekc on Sun 30th Jun 2013 18:34 UTC
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Red Dead Redemption undead nightmare is one of my favorite ps3 games, but in my opinion with auto aim on it's not a game it's an interactive story.

Edited 2013-06-30 18:35 UTC

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Wafflez Member since:

Uhmmm, ehmmmm, turn it off?

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matthekc Member since:

I wasn't trying to complain I am honestly asking should we really consider it a game if it doesn't really require skill and I was using Red Dead Redemption's default behavior as an example. At what point is it an interactive story instead of a game?
I did turn auto aim off and will continue to do so for games where the core challenge of the game is hitting the target.

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